Supply chain experts to discuss solutions to intermodal delays

Posted on Dec 21, 2018 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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Businesses worried about the ability to reliably move materials from the Port of Chicago to Northeast Wisconsin using interstate highways may have a new tool to improve the process.

The Wisconsin Platform is designed to help businesses stabilize their flows, manage costs and increase supply-chain efficiencies who use the Chicago Port, the largest inland port in the world. An explanation of how the system works and how area businesses can use it will be held Jan. 8 at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Executive Education Center, 2323 E. Capitol Drive, Appleton. The free event will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is sponsored by GKM, WI Global Supply Chain, LLC.

At the event, supply chain executives from Vollrath, School Specialty and BTG will lead a panel discussion to explain how they use the Wisconsin Platform and how it has helped them solve issues related to import/export container flows and eliminated some extra charges.

“The Wisconsin Platform provides us with greater control of import freight flows. By acting as our de-consolidation partner near the Chicago port, the Wisconsin Platform eliminates our concerns with container turns and dray shortages while allowing us to prioritize freight as needed,” Benjamin Andrews, manager of international logistics and customs compliance with The Vollrath Company, said in statement. “It lowers risk and increases our ability to come through for our stakeholders.”

To register, click here. Seating is limited for the discussion and registration closes on Jan. 2.